Extract from the diary of Lt B H Gregg, 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment
[Lt Gregg joined up in August 1914 in Chester. He survived the war and died aged 102 in Canada.]
Elaborate inspection in the morning prior to that by O.C. 3rd Army General Charles Munro K.C.B. who inspects us at AUBIGNY at 3 p.m. Full marching order and a hot day. Return to billet & leave VECQUEMENT & DAOURS at 8 p.m. My platoon is detailed for a rear guard to the Brigade Ambulance. An otherwise pleasant march in this fresh rolling country keeps me busy keeping touch with the column on a totally strange road, for many men of the Manchester Regt. keep falling out & it is my job to keep them going somehow. We march via CORBIE & MERICOURT and arrive TREUX-SUR-ANCRE at 3 a.m.